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RE: inverter to AC outlet!!

Here's what I've done with success: Turn off the breakers to the converter, microwave, and AC. Install the 30amp-to-110 dogbone to the umbilical line and plug that into one of the outlets on the inverter. This will provide 110 power to all of the outlets in the rig. I turn off the AC and microwave breakers just so they aren't accidently turned on when on battery power. The converter also needs to be turned off because you don't want to be using battery power to backfeed into into your battery(ies). Basically, you don't want to use your battery to charge your battery. Not a good thing. I've done numerous times with zero issues. It's basically the same as running separate outlets that plug directly into the inverter. You still need to be aware of the amperage usage of whatever your plugging into the outlets so as to not drain your battery bank.
Carvhors 06/17/20 10:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Inside tire wear on driver side

Find a big rig trailer repair shop and let them R&R/reset the axle back in proper alignment. Yes, the plan is to have it checked out by a shop. In the meantime, do you think it would be safe to take this on our long distance camping trip this weekend (1000 mls round trip), or will I just mess up the new tires? The camber is only about 2 degrees inward at the top of the wheel
Carvhors 06/01/20 08:55pm Travel Trailers
Inside tire wear on driver side

Apologies for the long post. Suspension/wheel question: I have a 2017 Coleman 17FQ, single 3500 lb Dexter axle. Over the last two seasons I’ve had the door-side leaf spring flatten a bit more than the other causing the rig to slightly list to the door side. On the last trip of the season last year, coming home, the leaf totally flattened out. I replaced both leaf springs (2000 lbs) after taken the unit out of storage this year. We’re getting ready to go on our first long road trip next weekend (about 1,000 miles round trip), so I took the rig out for a test drive with the new springs. After getting back home I crawled underneath to double check the torque on the nuts/bolts, I noticed that the inside of the driver’s side tire was extremely worn. Though the tires are Jaxxon China bombs they’ve actually worn very well for three years...until now. Could the listing have caused the wearing? I also noticed that the camber on that wheel is slightly off. The top of the tire/wheel tilts about 2 degrees inward. I adjusted the bearings...there was slight movement in that wheel, but it’s snug now. I’m getting Goodyear Endurance’s installed on Friday. Should I be concerned with that wheel camber being slightly out for this trip? Am I going to screw up these new tires? Any productive opinions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Carvhors 06/01/20 07:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Resealing the Edge of the Roof, Dicor, Eternabond, or Both?

Those that take Eternabond over the edge to the gutter - did you remove the plastic screw cover or leave it in place? I removed it. This allows the Eternabond to also seal the screwheads that are holding the aluminum gutter/trim on.
Carvhors 05/05/20 01:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Resealing the Edge of the Roof, Dicor, Eternabond, or Both?

Those that take Eternabond over the edge to the gutter - did you remove the plastic screw cover or leave it in place? I removed it. This allows the Eternabond to also seal the screwheads that are holding the aluminum gutter/trim on.
Carvhors 05/05/20 01:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Driving through D.C.

Thank you to everyone for all of your great input and feedback. Many of them gave me a chuckle! I've gotten more details of the actual hotel and it turns out that it's the Sheraton in Old Village Alexandria. So, I went have to venture into downtown, and Alexandria appears to be much less intimidating. I'll still be doing a drive-by and "get out" in front of the hotel instead of parking, but at least it's not nearly as crazy as downtown. Thanks again for all of you taking the time to respond!
Carvhors 02/26/20 12:54pm Roads and Routes
Driving through D.C.

We'll be pulling a 19' Coleman 17FQ through D.C. to drop off our daughters at a hotel where they'll be attending a wedding for a weekend. My wife and I will continue on out of D.C. for a few hours to camp for the weekend, before returning to pick them up and head back home to Ohio. We don't plan on any layover in D.C., just "stop, and get out/in...quickly!" Have any of you pulled a camper through D.C., or am I just asking for trouble, and should I make alternative plans/routes? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Carvhors 02/24/20 01:09pm Roads and Routes
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